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Massachusetts

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last updated 12/13/2017

Requirements


Age Requirement: 18
Citizenship Requirement: No
Residency Requirement: No
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in accounting: 18 graduate credits or 30 undergraduate credits or a combination thereof, to include financial accounting, audit, taxation and management accounting. In addition, CPA candidates must have 18 graduate credits or 24 undergraduate credits in business.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A degree (120 hours) including 21 credits in accounting to include coverage in financial accounting, audit, managment accounting and taxation and 9 credits in business to include information systems, finance, and business law.
Experience requirements: Experience shall consist of: a. full or part-time employment in public accounting that extends over a period of no less than a year and no more than three years and includes no fewer than 2,000 hours providing any type of service or advice using accounting attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax and consulting skills. b. full or part-time employment in non-public accounting that extends over a period of no less than three years and no more than nine years and includes no fewer than 2,000 hours of service or advice using accounting attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax and consulting skills. Acceptable experience shall include employment in industry, government, academia or nonprofit. Applicants must document their experience by submitting to the Board a letter or statement from each licensee under whom the experience was obtained. All statements must describe the type and exact dates of the applicant's experience by a current licensee (at the time experience was obtained).
Ethics exam: No ethics exam

Notes


Social Security Number is required to apply for licensure.

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Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Barbara Iannoni

800-392-6145

105 Chauncy Street

10th floor

Boston, MA

02111


Email:

biannoni@mscpaonline.org

 

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